Saraki, Ekweremadu’s case continues today
The forgery case against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and two others filed by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), continues today before Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT High Court in Jabi, Abuja.
Also standing the joint criminal trial along with Saraki are a former Clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Abubakar Maikasuwa and his deputy, Mr. Benedict Efeturi.
The four accused persons were alleged to have masterminded the use of a bogus Senate Standing Rules for the July 9, 2015 election through which both Saraki and Ekweremadu took over the leadership of the senate.
According prosecution, to the the accused persons by their conduct committed an offence punishable under Section 97 (1) and 364 of the Penal Code Act.
The prosecution led by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mohammed Diri, is expected to open its case today. The accused persons have all pleaded not guilty and challenged the prosecution to prove its case against them.
Senator Ike Ekweremadu